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164 W 75th St, New York City, NY 10023-1903
+1 212-787-6300
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“fritters” (10 reviews)
“pasta” (25 reviews)
“scallops” (15 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
164 W 75th St, New York City, NY 10023-1903
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

Check in process went well. Dining staff were polite. The starters were very good particularly the fritters. The atmosphere was nice and a perfect fit for the upper west side. A definite place to revisit on a date or business lunch or dinner.

Thank Stuart S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

cesca is the kind of restaurant that everyone should have in their neighborhoods. we have visited many times, and the simple, high-quality ingredients and wonderful preparations have been impeccable almost 100% of the time. (the roasted duck, when it's on the menu, is skip-able.) the...More

Thank caro97
Reviewed 21 May 2017

From the reservation, to the warm greeting, to the superb food, wine, and service, our group of seven had a wonderful evening that exceeded all expectations. Cesca is a gem. Our thanks to Monica (the manager), and Paul and the other wait staff who could...More

Thank vlandry123
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Where should I begin? This was the worst experience at an NYC Italian restaurant that I've had. The service was horrible, and the food was the same. Our waitress was so inattentive, she didn't bother to bring bread until we had asked 3 times. When...More

Thank ProTraveler69130
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Excellent. Loved the bolognese. Great bartenders. Was there on a Wednesday which is lasagna night and tried some of the man's sitting next to me (who got the last one). I can see why they run out!

Thank Snow_loves_the_beach
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This UWS italian is a stone throw away from the Beacon Thea and a fav ever since they opened ..Comfortable setting, spacious and you feel like you are not on top of each other and sharing tyour conversation with your neighbor. The food is great...More

Thank ice203
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

This West side gem is another one of those smaller fine restaurants in Manhattan. I had great dinner on Tuesday night with no reservations. The service is prompt and efficient without being hovering. The food is nicely prepared and presented. I had a seafood pasta...More

Thank Buildr
Reviewed 23 April 2017

It's rare to find a really good Italian restaurant outside Italy. This one however really doesn't disappoint. It may by wholly authentic Italian, but the American touch somehow adds to the experience. The short ribs I had were terrific. An very good list of specials...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Great space and consistent solid food with a strong wine list. Good place for groups as its pretty large and open by NYC standards. Ate there last Saturday with my family. I had the NY Strip, which was perfectly cooked and very good. I sampled...More

Thank NYCGolfer99
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I went to 'Cesca to celebrate a birthday, and I wanted a sort of romantic place. 'Cesca filled the bill: we were seated in a corner in banquettes, and there was a small candle on our table. 'Cesca is decorated in a very 1940's style....More

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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They do allow byob, but I don't know the corkage because we didn't participate.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 41 - US$ 80
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 164 W 75th St, New York City, NY 10023-1903
  • Public Transportation: 1,9,2,3 to 72nd and Broadway and C train to 72nd and Central Park West.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-787-6300
  • E-mail
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